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US, Qatar sign MOU on combatting terrorism, financing

Reuters , Tuesday 11 Jul 2017
Tillerson and Qatari Emir Tamim
A handout picture provided by the US Embassy in Doha's Offical Twitter account on July 11, 2017 shows US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (L) meeting with Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani at the Prince's Sea Palace residence in the capital Doha. (Photo: AFP)

The United States and Qatar signed an agreement on combatting terrorism and its financing during a visit to Doha by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, his senior adviser R.C. Hammond told reporters.

"Qatar and the United States have signed a memorandum of understanding between the two counties outlining future efforts Qatar can take to fortify its fight against terrorism and actively address terrorism funding issues," he said.

"This is a hopeful step forward," Hammond added.

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